Is the Internet Making Terrorism Easier?



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Abstract

This essay aims to evaluate the impact of the internet on the way terrorists act. Are the advantages provided by the internet to terrorists neutralized by those offered to counter-terrorism organisations? To answer this question, this essay first assesses the benefits the internet gives to terrorists in their propaganda and recruitment, as well as in the planning and preparation of their attacks. It then looks at the issues and challenges faced by counter-terrorist and law enforcement organisations when it comes to the use of internet for counter-terrorism.